Spotify is launching a personalized in-app Merch Hub | TechCrunch

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Spotify is launching a dedicated in-app Merch Hub that provides personalized merch recommendations based on your listening habits, the company announced on Monday. Previously, you could purchase artist merch from individual artist profiles, the Now Playing view, and release pages. Now, you can access all artist merch in one dedicated place.

https://techcrunch.com/2023/10/16/spotify-launching-personalized-in-app-merch-hub/

Procreate’s latest iPad app aims to make animation easier for everyone

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Designed for touch, Procreate Dreams features tools like Performing that enable users to automatically add keyframes to a project using gestures that record the animator’s actions in real time. Procreate claims the tool will “forever change the way creatives animate” by allowing them to instantly respond to their project as it plays.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/8/23864374/procreate-dreams-animation-app-ipad-release-date-announcement-price

A popular Android app began secretly spying on its users months after it was listed on Google Play

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Research by ESET found that the Android app, “iRecorder — Screen Recorder,” introduced the malicious code as an app update almost a year after it was first listed on Google Play. The code, according to ESET, allowed the app to stealthily upload a minute of ambient audio from the device’s microphone every 15 minutes, as well as exfiltrate documents, web pages and media files from the user’s phone.

https://techcrunch.com/2023/05/29/popular-android-app-microphone-spying-google-play/

Careless Errors in Hundreds of Apps Could Expose Troves of Data

These login credentials are often meant to give the app access to a single file or service, like a mechanism for an app to display public images from a company’s website or run text through a translation service at a user’s request. But in practice, the researchers found, these same credentials often grant access to all files stored in a cloud service, like company data, database backups, and system control components.

https://www.wired.com/story/mobile-apps-cloud-credentials-exposed/